Doing Business in the United States


In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture


Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. We all understand the appeal of moving manufacturing offshore; In many cases, offshore manufacturing is considerably cheaper, is apparently easier (just send the requirements and they build it!) Implementing a manufacturing process change, Resolving a significant quality issue? by John Westerveld.

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. Research Teaching Article China Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Supply Chain Management United StatesIt is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. Supply Chain Risk Management cyber terrorism Europol port cybersecurity port security TrapX Security United States Government Accountability Office

United States is Leaving the UPU

Intelligent Audit

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet on September 24th due to the possibility of a United States withdrawal in October. pounds into the United States. More specifically countries such as China can easily ship “counterfeit goods and dangerous drugs into the country” said Jay Timmons (CEO and President of the National Association of Manufacturers). A better deal is being negotiated but if no agreement is met, the United States will withdraw from the UPU.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications. With uncertainty over the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, European supply chains are in limbo.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Key Findings for the United States. Plant openings in mid-May could ramp up manufacturing in the automotive industry.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant


Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.


In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers


Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised


Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. Granular review of the Covid-19 outbreak’s effects on every manufacturing and wholesale industry subdivision in Australia and New Zealand. All manufacturing & wholesale.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing


There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It may be a wider area if a state or regional tagline is added. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design


The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally. These heavy-duty robots play a key role in many manufacturing processes, ensuring uniformity and safety. Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design. Above all else, ensuring the safety of the finished product is at the very core of aerospace manufacturing.

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice. Early adopters will most likely be vertical specific manufacturers, such as automotive supply companies who are constantly operating in a just in time environment.

Sugar Beet Shortages Could Impact Food and Beverage Manufacturing


One October, when I was about 10 years old, my family and I traveled from the east coast of the United States to Michigan for a relative’s wedding. How Do Beet Sugar Shortages Affect Food and Beverage Manufacturers? A great deal of beet sugar is used in food and beverage manufacturing. And this decline is impacting food and beverage manufacturing. What Can Food Manufacturers Do During an Ingredient Shortage?

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

What are America’s Most Inventive Cities?


The work of these inventors has shaped the present state of many of the industries QAD’s customers and partners operate in, and we anticipate that trend continuing far into the future. The United States Patent and Trademark Office maintains a publicly searchable database of US patents.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World


This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. The ERP system is the backbone of a manufacturer, especially for food and beverage companies, and an ERP should provide nothing less than reliability, dependability and adaptability in today’s world. My first experience in food manufacturing started with a quick lesson in finance. Historically, food and beverage manufacturers are low margin businesses. Expect the unexpected.

Driving Change in Manufacturing & Logistics: Bots & Apps

ModusLink Corporation

It took 46 years for a quarter of the United States population to use electricity. The post Driving Change in Manufacturing & Logistics: Bots & Apps appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. IoT in Supply Chains logistics manufacturing big data contact centers Bots Apps Self-LearningIt only took seven years to reach the same usage of the internet. Why is that?

4 Ways to Lift Manufacturing Productivity: The MFP Approach


Over the past ten years, the issue of stagnating productivity in the United Kingdom has grown to seem almost unstoppable. To put that another way: by the time a business in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan or the United States gets to Thursday they have produced, on average, what the UK needs a full Monday-Friday to do. The issue is also particularly bad for manufacturers. According to the ONS , in the year to December 2019, UK manufacturers became 1.6%

Your Trade War Survival Secret: Sales and Operations Planning – Part 1


The Transvexor Division of mid-market manufacturer Superior Thermodynamics (ST) sources twelve key components from a mix of suppliers in the region. Harley-Davidson is a high profile example of a company shifting production to low-cost manufacturing countries from the US in response to a tariff battle when it moved production from Kansas to India & Brazil to continue to be able to sell competitively into the EU after that market’s retaliatory tariffs. .

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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New data: NZ manufacturers back at pre-Covid level + Aus booms


The latest data shows New Zealand’s manufacturers appearing to shrug off the ‘80% economy’, reaching pre-Covid levels of activity at the end of June. Essentially the figures offer a live snapshot of economic activity via Unleashed’s worldwide user base, primarily made up of product-based manufacturers , online retailers and wholesale-distributors. Australian manufacturing booming. Manufacturers in focus. UK and US manufacturers face an uncertain future.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty


On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. Trade Representative Fact Sheet , this update will provide “greater incentives to source goods and materials in the United States and North America.”. The treaty offers new tariff-free dairy provisions for the United States to the Canadian dairy market. What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty.

The repatriation of North American manufacturing

3AG Systems

Echoing the WWII war production efforts, the speed with which manufacturers have responded to healthcare equipment shortages is nothing short of heroic. In this environment, the question of security will naturally lead to the question of whether we will see a repatriation of manufacturing capability. For the better part of 2020, or what now seems like an eternity, we have been in the midst of an unprecedented economic transformation.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas. He writes, “In building a case for an American manufacturing renaissance, economists cite increasing productivity, cheap natural gas, and rising value-added figures to show that manufacturing is in good shape and will get better. Manufacturing still matters. manufacturing can move from hype to hope.

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance


Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

Creating a Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing


In the decades that have followed, the emphasis on adopting eco-friendly practices, implementing sustainability measures, and protecting the environment has continued to grow, gaining traction across diverse industries , sectors, and settings — including the manufacturing world. Today, this increased environmental awareness is influencing how some companies, and, in particular, some manufacturers, conduct everyday operations. Manufacturing sustainable manufacturing

The Constant F&B Manufacturers Need in a Changing World


This is the new mantra of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers. The ERP system is the backbone of a manufacturer, especially for food and beverage companies, and an ERP should provide nothing less than reliability, dependability and adaptability in today’s world. My first experience in food manufacturing started with a quick lesson in finance. Historically, food and beverage manufacturers are low margin businesses. Expect the unexpected.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete


Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. And that’s very dangerous, especially because that decline extends to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing: A Global Competitive Landscape… Can the US Keep up? Durable manufacturing has been the predominate force behind the steady U.S.

Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around. Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China? Before attempting to answer such questions, it’s helpful to look in a little detail at the drivers behind the offshore manufacturing trend. How Would Re-shored Manufacturing Impact Consumers?

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Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments


North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers. And according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico in More.

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